Special Reports

  • Whether it's because of the use of offshore replacement parts, vehicle design problems or misdiagnoses in the service bay, this month's three snapshots of national demand for replacement parts are dominated by Ford and General Motors applications. In
  • Offering advantages in disguise, the recession is weeding out weaker aftermarket competitors, spurring innovations and opening the door for new customer bases.
  • Each of the top 10 valve cover gasket applications captured in Activant eCatalog transactions in February are import vehicles. In fact, seven of the top 10 applications are Honda Accords.
  • Replacement parts businesses generally succeed or fail on their ability to offer the right parts at the right place and the right time.
  • Tracking the fastest rising catalytic converter SKUs is one thing, but identifying the underlying reasons can be difficult. Most catalytic converter failures are not caused by characteristics of the unit itself, but rather by upstream issues such as
  • The aftermarket engine performance community has a long and rich history of delivering thrills and chills — back to the days of flathead Ford V8s. What became politically incorrect (and potentially dangerous) "speed" equipment in the aftermarke
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